Sindhuli Road repair works completed

Kathmandu, December 10

Japan International Cooperation Agency has accomplished the rehabilitation of Sindhuli Road (BP Highway), which was damaged in the April 25 earthquake and subsequent aftershocks.

The major quakes had damaged 29 sections of the road, particularly Section II (Sindhuli Bazaar to Khurkot) and Section III (Khurkot to Nepalthok). The nature of damages were of two types settlement and corresponding cracks on road surface or surface damage by hitting rocks.

Out of the total 29 damaged sites, JICA supported recovery of the 12 most critically damaged sites.

According to JICA, Nippon Koei Company Limited assisted the Department of Roads and the Sindhuli Road Construction Project to identify the damaged sites and recommend necessary measures for recovery.

The rehabilitation work started on June 16, 2015 and was completed on November 27 at the cost of Rs 60 million, it informed

With this, the Sindhuli Road is fully operational now. The construction was supervised by Japanese Experts from Nippon Koei and carried out by Swachanda Nirman Sewa Private Limited of Nepal.

No accident was reported during the construction period. The 160 km Sindhuli road links Kathmandu with the Tarai.